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India News24.com | Covid-19 wrap: Over 15 million cases, 617 603 deaths; Africa passes 15 000 death mark

India News24.com | Covid-19 wrap: Over 15 million cases, 617 603 deaths; Africa passes 15 000 death mark


Health workers attain Covid-19 checks.

Listed below are the most recent traits in the coronavirus crisis:

Extra than 15 million conditions 

No lower than 15 007 291 conditions of the original coronavirus, including 617 603 deaths, had been detected worldwide for the reason that pandemic emerged slack final yr, per an AFP tally at 16: 00 GMT on Wednesday per loyal sources.

The US is the hardest hit nation with 3 915 780 conditions and 142 312 deaths. Extra than half of the recorded conditions are in the US and Latin America.

Within the final seven days, extra than 1.6 million original conditions had been detected globally.

Africa, where an acceleration in conditions is bearing on the World Health Group, has expressed effort, has passed the 15 000-death designate.

US: $1.95 billion for seemingly vaccine 

The US authorities has agreed to pay $1.95 billion (1.68 billion euros) to stable 100 million doses of a seemingly coronavirus vaccine being developed by US pharma huge Pfizer and Germany’s Biontech, the latter says.

It also has an possibility to raise a extra 500 million doses, Biontech says.

China defends itself

China accuses the US of “slander” after two Chinese nationals are indicted there for searching out for to plan shut coronavirus vaccine analysis and hacking hundreds of corporations.

“The Chinese authorities is a staunch defender of cyber security, and has continually antagonistic and cracked down on cyber attacks and cyber crime in all forms,” says foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin.

Legend infections in Australia 

Australia reports a story 502 original coronavirus infections, with many of the original conditions in the southeastern pronounce of Victoria, where authorities contain struggled to bring an epidemic in Melbourne below modify irrespective of an practically two-week lockdown in Australia’s second-greatest metropolis.

Indian Kashmir locks down 

Indian-administered Kashmir imposes a strict lockdown till 29 July amid rising conditions.

India, the world’s second most populous nation is also the third most-contaminated nation. It has very much eased a months-lengthy shutdown to revive its shattered economy, nonetheless fairly a couple of states contain reimposed restrictions.

‘Avalanche’ in Belgium feared 

Belgium is experiencing a deadly surge in conditions after stress-free many of its lockdown measures, the Belgian nationwide security council says, urging social distancing to prevent a “snowball enact before it provokes a brand original avalanche”.

Belgium suffered no doubt one of Europe’s worst per capita tolls of coronavirus earlier this yr, nonetheless along with its neighbours used to be in a position to bring it below modify. Now, nonetheless, the preference of conditions is increasing every other time.

Tokyo below lockdown

Tokyo’s governor urges residents of the Eastern capital to defend at dwelling in some unspecified time in the future of an upcoming four-day holiday weekend, after it hits a brand original day to day story of 293 conditions final week, and the resolve has stayed above 200 in contemporary days.

Japan has had right over 26 300 conditions and shut to 1 000 deaths, a low resolve in comparison with international locations worst hit by the pandemic, nonetheless Eastern consultants stammer the preference of patients in serious condition is gradually increasing